During an interview with Sandra Okamoto in Columbus, GA today, Sandra asked how we can further young audiences at the symphony orchestra concerts. I shared that when I was in Knoxville recently, they had a blogger’s reception following the performance. They are friends, colleagues and love to share their ideas. Wouldn’t it interesting if orchestras can create a Young People’s Blogger Society at their Symphony? This can be incorporated into the school music programs, where students can learn about the composers, the music and soloists in the concerts they will attend. The symphony orchestra might have a special Young People’s Blog reception following a performance, and the children would have the opportunities to meet with their fellow bloggers and make new friends. What better way than this to build future audiences by using the technology of today, used by children every day in their learning and socializing.

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